Surrendering Your Heart

Stepping into the toasty kitchen with a laundry basket piled high with warm towels, I smile at my two sons standing side by side on the back porch patio. My youngest son wraps both his arms around his big brother’s legs staring up into his eyes. On tiptoes he stretches to be as tall asContinue reading “Surrendering Your Heart”

Rest in, Restlessness Out

Six days each week is a blur of hustle and bustle, but I still can’t check everything off on my to-do list.  Why in the world do I think one more day would eliminate my mountain of  tasks! As a teenager if my boss scheduled me to work at Kentucky Fried Chicken, I happily acceptedContinue reading “Rest in, Restlessness Out”

Are you Sharing Your Story?

On the Fourth of July I strolled along the beautiful blue Detroit River in Motor City, Michigan.  Although it was a national holiday, people enjoying the unusually cool afternoon were scarce along the scenic river walk.  Hart Plaza stood eerily vacant except for two skateboarders posing for a photograph.   As my friends admired sculpturesContinue reading “Are you Sharing Your Story?”

Always do what pleases Him

NIV John 8:29 “So Jesus said… He who sent me is with me. He has not left Me alone, because I always do what pleases Him. ” On a sunny day a little girl kneeled down to pick pretty white flowers growing amid sticker plants. The roots dangled from her small fist as the sandyContinue reading “Always do what pleases Him”

Battling Bad Thoughts

Everyone’s triggers are different. So when you discover your mind wandering to dwell on bad thoughts, make a note if something in particular sets you down “that path where you know you don’t want to go.” It could be a book, TV show, or even a movie.